Sandwell Business Ambassadors host successful Google Digital Garage event



Sandwell Business Ambassadors hosted a successful event with Google Digital Garage at Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, offering local businesses free advice and coaching on their digital skills to help them grow their business, career and confidence.

Three courses were available on the day to introduce the main digital marketing channels, explore how to create compelling content for social media and look at how insights based on marketing can help your business grow.

Alan Taylor, Chair of Sandwell Business Ambassadors, said: “This was the first event that the ambassadors have held as a collective and we’re incredibly pleased with the results, it had a great turnout and we received positive feedback regarding the workshops we selected with Google Digital Garage.

“We’re looking forward to setting up additional events in the future to help local businesses and business owners to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence.”

Ronan Harris, Google UK & Ireland Managing Director, said: “In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential.

“We were delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, to ensure everyone had access to free digital skills workshops and 1:1 coaching. We hope the Sandwell Business Ambassadors, and all who attended, got the skills and help they needed to become more confident online, grow their careers or businesses, and maybe even launch the next big idea.”

The Google Digital Garage is one of Google’s flagship investment programmes in the UK, where everyone can come and learn free digital skills through a range of courses or one-to-one sessions. Since launching in 2015, over 300,000 people have benefitted from Google’s free face-to-face training on digital know-how across 250 locations in the UK.


The Ambassadors are a collective of business people in the Sandwell area with the aim of supporting the Sandwell Business Community.

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